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Album 22: Boston Buildings and Streets, Part 1

PC009.022 (RS247485)


The photographs in Album 22 appear to have been produced in the 1890s or early 1900s as copies of earlier prints originally produced from the 1850s to the 1880s. The originals have not been located, making these albums a significant resource for views by Boston photographers of churches, streets, and panoramas of Boston Harbor and Back Bay. With a few exceptions, the photographs in volume one are duplicated in volume two. It should also be noted that the quality of photographs is marred by a lack of contrast and a tendency towards dark tones. The photographs in Album 23 are duplicates of those in Album 22.

The images included in these albums are of: Back Bay; harbor from the Massachusetts State House; Peace Jubilee of 1869; Coliseum; Tremont Street, south; Providence Depot and Park Square; Hotel Pelham; taking down the Hotel Pelham; Public Garden; Masonic Temple; Temple Place; Winthrop House after fire; Old Somerset Club; Daniel Webster house; Tremont Street, north; Bromfield Inn; Federal Street Church; Franklin Street and the first Catholic Church in New England; Summer Street; Water Street; State Street; Old State House; Exchange Building and Post Office; Brattle Square and Brattle Church; Chauncy Street; Court Street; Washington Street from Milk Street; Portland Street and Old National Theater; Hanover Street; Scollay Square building; Howard Athenaeum; Essex and Columbia Streets.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
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Acquisition Type
Physical Description
1 photograph albums; 12 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches
Collection Type
Description Level
Additional Identification Number
Album Number: 22
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Material in other collections

The Bostonian Society and the Boston Athenaeum possess similar albums. Some of the photographs are among those reprinted by the Boston Budget at the turn of the century.

Record details

Descriptive Terms
Back Bay
Brattle Square
Bromfield Inn
Chauncy Street
Columbia Street, Bostonhotels
Court Street, Boston
Daniel Webster house, Boston
Essex Street, Boston
Exhange Building
Federal Street Church
Franklin Street
Hotel Pelham
Howard Athenaeum
Masonic Temple, Boston
Old National Theater
Old Somerset Club, Boston
Old State House, Boston
Park Square, Boston
Peace Jubilee
Public Garden, Boston
Scollay Square
State Street, Boston
Summer Street
Tremont Street, Boston
Washington Street, Boston
Water Street, Boston
Winthrop House
churches (buildings)
historic buildings
hotels (public accommodations)
Material Type
gelatin silver prints
photograph albums
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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